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Amagansett

Establishment neighborhood
Il Buco Vita
225 Main St., Amagansett
If you’ve ever returned from Rome with a suitcase devoted entirely to Italianate tabletop accessories and tablecloths, Il Buco Vita is for you. The Il Buco group has expanded beyond Manhattan with a new restaurant in the Hamptons, alongside this café-meets-homeware mecca. Get going with an espresso from the cute café in the store doorway before loading your basket with glasses, trays, and ceramics from Italian producers, plus some classic treasures from John Derian. Images courtesy of Noe DeWitt.
The Roundtree
273 Main St., Amagansett
The Roundtree may be a newish addition to the Hamptons’ hotel scene, but the building itself dates back to the 17th century. Every detail at this meticulously restored property is a nostalgic nod to what we all imagine the Hamptons was like way back when. Traditional clapboard, working fireplaces, brown shingled barns, and a proper s’mores station come nightfall all contribute to a laidback, comfortable vibe. Choose between suites or cottages of various sizes (ideal for those vacationing with kids), take advantage of walking to dinner (hello, Wölffer Kitchen), and chill. Images courtesy of The Roundtree.
Stony Hill Stables
268 Town Ln., Amagansett
Sportsmanship, fresh air, plenty of riding time, and fun off-horse activities are all part of Stony Hill’s five-day camp program. Stony Hill offers four camp levels—from pony camp to cantering—as well as extended camp and private lessons. Kids as young as four can start to learn the basics of riding, along with grooming and care—all on ten gorgeous acres in Amagansett. Stony Hill has been the East End equestrian outpost for over fifty years, training riders and boarding animals, in addition to building out a stacked roster of coaches and trainers available for private lessons. Image courtesy of Anastasiya Pavlova.
Ulla Johnson
4 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett
Retail throughout the Hamptons has always been on point, but every summer, a bigger, better assortment has us swiping our cards with regrettable frequency. Ulla Johnson—queen of the chic ruffle and billowing sleeve—has opened her second brick-and-mortar store in Amagansett Square. The store has the same warm, treasure-chest feel as the Bleecker Street location, complete with Moroccan rugs, plenty of leather poufs, and jugs of wildflowers complementing the main event: those dresses. Prepare to leave laden with Johnson’s signature tied-with-a-ribbon blush bags.
Mandala Yoga
10 Amagansett Sq. Dr., Amagansett
Coming up on its eighteenth year in Amagansett Square, Mandala Yoga was founded by Jolie Parcher, who aimed to create a strong wellness community in the area through her studio. Aside from yoga for all levels, several forms of self care are offered, including meditation and Reiki, aromatherapy, and massage, as well as intimate events, like the Mandala book club, a free get-together meant to inspire enlightening conversation and introspection. Even kids can join in, with the studio’s yoga classes for ages four to seven, incorporating music, art, and games.
Botanica Bazaar
14 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett
This clean, minimalist beauty shop in Amagansett square (you'll know it by the pink neon pharmacy cross—a nod to French pharmacies) stocks its light pine shelves with all the best luxury clean beauty lines—RMS Beauty, Tata Harper, Shiva Rose, and more. An added bonus is that the owners, model Leilani Bishop and Bethany Mayer (of Surf Bazaar), are year-round residents—so there's a permanence to the shop that you won't find in summer-only pop-ups.